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Eagles so desperate that Jake Scott is starting

Titans' Bironas and Scott celebrate a touchdown against the Bills in Orchard Park Reuters

How thin is the Eagles’ offensive line? So thin that Jake Scott, who has spent all year on his couch, will start at right guard today, just six days after signing with Philadelphia.

Although players don’t usually step in off the street and into the starting lineup, it’s not surprising that Scott is a starter for the Eagles. Before he was released this year Scott had been a consistent starter for several season, with both the Colts and the Titans, and the Eagles are in desperate need of help on the offensive line. Scott is an upgrade over Danny Watkins, who is active but will begin the game on the bench.

So Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles will be protected by a guy who just showed up. And, sadly for Philadelphia, that probably means he’ll get better protection than Michael Vick has had this season.

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4 Responses to “Eagles so desperate that Jake Scott is starting”
  1. leafeaterx says: Nov 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    A big part of an o-line’s play is chemistry. I wonder how that’ll be this week after all of this shuffling. Add in that Foles is a righty while Vick was a lefty. However, the Skins’ pass-rush has been anemic…

  2. somekat says: Nov 18, 2012 12:55 PM

    If you’ve watched the Eagles the last few weeks, the problem has been guys not making blocks, not “chemistry”. If it’s your job to pull and cover a gap, you pull to that gap and the guy runs right past you and you never touch him, no amount of “chemistry” will fix that.

    Besides, this line has been so out of sync, when you 0 chemistry, it can’t get worse

  3. mazblast says: Nov 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    leafeaterx, it sounds like a classic battle between the resistible force and the movable object.

  4. brainfries says: Nov 19, 2012 2:49 AM

    Just forfeit this season please

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